PHOTOS: Into The Wild

Adventurers follow in the footsteps of the man who lived and died in the wild.

Pilgrimage to the Alaskan Wilderness

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Paterson said the experience was "really rewarding."

"You know, I'm trying to put myself in an environment where nothing's spoonfed," he said. "I mean, where I might have to go run around the woods for a bit, or go fishing for a few hours to catch a fish, catch my own dinner. ... I'm challenging myself." (Neal Karlinsky/ABC News)

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